J.B. Pritzker, a Chicago billionaire investor and candidate for Illinois governor running as a Democrat, speaks about why he believes people in Southern Illinois should support him and why he thinks he can work with House Speaker Mike Madigan. Pritzker spoke at the Illinois Federation of Teachers' office in Fairview Heights on Saturday.
Meet governor hopeful J.B. Pritzker
Vintage Tea Room opens in downtown Belleville
Belleville businesses not worried about protest
The Blue Morpho butterflies love to eat fruit and never visit flowers
Man uses chainsaw to carve a 13-foot sculpture from tree trunk
Festival artist draws inspiration from girl's fight against cancer
Art project in aims to bring unit to community
Raccoons have distemper, a respiratory virus deadly to dogs that are not vaccinated
Virtual tour: Wonders of Wildlife Museum opens
Take a sneak peek inside an Amazon fulfillment center
Ben Carson returns control of housing authority to East St. Louis
What's happening at SIUE? Student explains issues of racism and protest that followed.
Stephanie Gain and her business, Seven Restaurant and Lounge, are holding a block party on Sunday afternoon to support the Belleville area Humane Society. Also Sunday in downtown Belleville, a group plans to protest the Jason Stockley verdict.
September in Callaway Gardens is the Blue Morpho Month. Meet Michael Buckman, the manager at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, who brings blue morpho butterflies to the conservatory from tropical areas around the world.
Brian Willis, a chainsaw carved from Granite City, Ill., was commissioned to carve an old tree in the Square into a sculpture promoting the arts. He put the finishing touches on his masterpiece during the 15th annual Highland Street Art Festival on Sept. 16.
Learn the meaning behind Joe Hernandez's drawing at the 15th annual Highland Street Art Festival. Hernandez was drawing in the amateur age 24+ category, but he had his drawing planned months in advance.
Dr. Melissa Kennedy, section chief of the Virology Laboratory at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, talks about canine distemper virus. Vaccination remains the best defense against the contagious virus
Each year the salaries of public employees such as teachers, police and politicians in southwestern Illinois are collected into a searchable database at BND.com/publicpay. Here is how much in taxes it takes to pay government workers, and how their wages compare to the average worker.